CNN – NBA star Enes Kanter said one of his free basketball camps was canceled because the host mosque received threats from the Turkish consulate in New York. The mosque and consulate denied any intimidation.
Michael Balboni, spokesman for the Islamic Center of Long Island, said the Turkish consulate and others reached out to them. “A few members of the Turkish Community reached out saying, ‘you need to check this guy out,'” Balboni said. . .
Kanter, who held Turkish citizenship until his passport was revoked in 2017, said the consulate “threatened the mosque, sent out their goons and encouraged people in Turkey to call the mosque and leave threatening messages,” resulting in the cancelation.